Threats to polar bears

Polar bears are powerful apex predators, apparently living in a pristine environment generally thought to be the cleanest in the world. To many people they radiate the impression of being unaffected by any human impact. This is far from the truth, and also to a large extent old news. Below you will find short introductions to the main threats to polar bears. The below bulleted list is not prioritized.

  • Climate change
  • Pollution
  • Oil developing
  • Over-harvest
  • Tourism

For more information about the different threats to polar bears, check out the link page, or search for any combination of the terms using any of the major internet search engines.